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[share]Unlimited Bandwidth, Anonymous 'Net, and Extreme Internet Speed... No extra charge?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by brent360, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. brent360

    brent360 Junior Member

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    I thought I'd share this for people who may be having a rough time as I once was:

    Did you know that you can get unlimited bandwidth to your house, surf the web and send data anonymously, and achieve amazing upload/download speeds at little to no extra cost to you? It's true--here's a related story detailing the issue: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/01/hardware-hacker/

    What I'm talking about are modified cable modems. The particular gentleman discussed in the above article got into trouble because he's selling these devices and the companies don't like that--but what I'm talking about today is what you, as the end-user, can accomplish with them.

    Benefits include what I mentioned above:
    • Removal of any bandwidth limits which your ISP imposes
    • Essentially anonymous surfing and data transfer
    • Significantly increased transfer speeds
    • An essentially plug-and-play device which you can take anywhere with cable access

    So is this illegal? That depends on if you own the service. If you use a modded cable modem to access the Internet at your house and you don't pay for that service, you're committing a crime. But if you do pay for service, the modified modem simply allows you the benefits outlined above. It can be extremely helpful for people just starting out with online business.

    Of course, actually modifying a modem is somewhat difficult--but there's good news: You can purchase pre-modified devices from techies on eBay! Simply search for "Premod Modem" and you'll get a ton of hits. What you're looking for is a Motorola Surfboard modem with haxorware firmware--although any of the custom firmwares will work just fine.

    These forums will provide you with everything you need to get started:
    http://www.sbhacker.net/forum/

    A modified cable modem can really help out in some cases. I'm not affiliated with anyone selling any of these "premod" devices, but I figured I'd give back to the forums a little bit. I know a lot of you are beginners who could really use a boost here and there. I definitely would've liked one!

    Good luck everyone. :)
     
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  2. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Has anyone actually have experience with this?

    Pretty interesting article nonetheless.
     
  3. brent360

    brent360 Junior Member

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    It's not an uncommon phenomenon--they do work as described. I don't see people mention these or other useful tools here much so I figured I'd shed some light on it.
     
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  4. zalpriest

    zalpriest Regular Member

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    If this is actually achievable which it looks like it is, you could do soooo many things to utilize this to your full potential. I mean would you even need proxies?
     
  5. brent360

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    Well, I'm not just posting theories. This is stuff that people have been doing for quite a while. It's mostly talked about in the "techy-nerd" circles, as I (jokingly) like to call them, but I'm sure it will benefit someone around here.
     
  6. brent360

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    I think that it's definitely a legal grey area. It comes down to how the end-user employs the hardware. If what I've posted violates the forum rules or anything like that, I'll gladly edit everything out. :)
     
  7. datadyne

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    I'm in Canada, I don't think they support DOCSIS 3.0 or whatever it is called. I remember asking my ISP that and they said they don't use it.

    If I am paying for service do you guys think I will get into any legal trouble?
    I just want FASTER DOWNLOAD SPEED AND UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH (FOR SCRAPEBOX)

    Edit: Sorry, I hit the caps lock key :(
     
  8. datadyne

    datadyne Junior Member

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    Does anyone have answer for this?
     
  9. flexnds

    flexnds Power Member

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    Great share man! I just purchased one for my employees in the philippines. Their internet is so Effing slow. Even if it helps only a little with their speed i'll be happy.
     
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    @brent360 Not sure, but it looks like you have to do further mods after you get the modem to get uncapped internet? Do you know where there are any good vid tutorials?
     
  11. brent360

    brent360 Junior Member

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    Check out http://www.sbhacker.net/forum/
     
  12. vbcoderx

    vbcoderx Newbie

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    I've been lurking here for sometime, but these are something of a specialty. These do work, and like said above are kinda a grey area. It is illegal to use (read steal) the service if you do not pay for it. But modded software on the modem might at the most break a TOS. And as long as you don't abuse it such as pulling the ENTIRE allocated bandwidth for your area maxing out theoretical DOCSIS max throughput, you should be fine. I had one of these running for a while for proof of concept. I don't really have any experience with DOCSIS 3.0 and the newer sb6xxx modems, but the sb5xxx are very easy to use if you do your research, and don't jump the gun on things.
     
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    i dunno is an oldy but im stucked with my isp and want to modified my modem, just wanna ask somebody here where to go to learn about it.
     
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    Interesting article OP, i live in a superfast broadband area but i know people that could use this so i'm passing it on. Thank god for techie geeks